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Adrian Peterson’s 2-Year Old Son Dies After Alleged Assault

Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

The Sioux Falls Police Department revealed Friday that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s two-year-old son has passed away due to injuries sustained during an alleged assault by the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

Despite the horrific tragedy, early reports indicate that Peterson plans to play through in Sunday’s game against Carolina.

Peterson explained to reporters Friday that he uses sports to “release a lot of stress.”

At this time, 27-year-old Joseph Patterson has been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant. His bond was set at $750,000. A police spokesman stated Friday the state’s attorney is now considering additional charges.

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